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Tonget, Lucy : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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Branch, a slave of Thomas Bass of Chesterfield County, Va: sworn deposed he locked up the room in which he and his wife resided and went to a neighbor's Josephine Fox where his wife was to give her the key, and when witness got in he laid the key on a table near his wife and went to his work at the Oriental House where witness was hired. When witness got through with his work he went home and saw a light burning in his room and witness went in and found the prisoner Lucy Tongat's dog in his room and upon examination witness found that his room had been entered and his trunk containing $450 in money and all his clothing Stolen. Witness has never recovered any of the stolen property except two pocket handkerchiefs which were in the pocket of his coat at the time it was stolen and which witness now identifies as his own property. The prisoner Lucy Tonget resides three doors from witness's room and Anna Tongat resides at the corner of Duval and St: Peter Street. The prisoner Lucy Tonget was in the room when witness counted his money and put it in the trunk. Witness gave information to the Police and Officer Carter arrested the parties.

Elizabeth Tonget sworn deposed that she is the Cousin of the prisoners, and wife of Branch a slave who was robbed, that on the night of the larceny she was in her room and the prisoner Lucy Tongat came in and sat down and talked sometime and then prisoner Anna Tongat